Re: Which ath(4) cards are currently supported?

From: Chris <>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 19:30:36 UTC
On 2022-04-04 11:17, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2022 at 11:01 AM Chris <> wrote:
>> OK I (mistakenly) picked up an Atheros 11ac mini-pcie card for a new
>> laptop I picked up. But 80211ac isn't yet supported. :-(
>> OK so what IS supported? ;-) I installed 13.1 and consulted RELEASE
>> Hardware notes[1] which indicates:
>> The ath(4) driver supports all Atheros Cardbus and PCI cards, except
>> those that are based on the AR5005VL chipset.
> Note:  PCI means PCI, not PCIe.  :)  The ath(4) driver supports the old PCI
> and CardBus adapters.  It doesn't support PCIe, USB, M.2, or other
> formfactor adapters.
> While slightly ambiguous, the hardware notes are technically correct.
Sure OK. I simply moved down to the "Wireless Network Interfaces" to see
if I could discover exactly *which* Atheros numbers I could safely buy
to use FreeBSD effectively on my new laptop. You know; like:
Atheros m.2. Which I could then compare to those indicated by FreeBSD as
being supported.
Oh well. I guess I'm stuck with the numbers given on the ath_hal(4) man page.
Maybe that's the complete list?

Thanks for taking the time to reply, Freddie! :-)